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O'BRIEN, Ted LynamBiography for O'BRIEN, Ted Lynam

Member for Fairfax (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Fairfax, Queensland, 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Indigenous Affairs from 14.9.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 14.9.16; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 14.9.16.

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.8.17 (Chair, Trade Sub-Committee from 7.2.18).

Party Positions

Chairman, LNP Futures Committee, 2011-13.


Born 7.5.1974, Brisbane, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (politics, economics and history) (UQ).

Asia Pacific Fellowship, Chinese Mandarin (National Taiwan Normal University).

MBA (International Business) (first class honours), (Uni. Melb.).

Master, (Economics: International Political Economy), (LSE).

Trainee Baker and Management Program, Defiance Australia.

Country Manager, Taiwan, Defiance International (Asia Pacific).

Ops and Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Defiance International (Asia Pacific).

Business Development Manager, Asia, Australian Ricegrowers' Cooperative (Asia-Pacific).

Market Maker Lead, Greater China, Accenture (Global).

Director of Growth & Strategy, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, Accenture (Global).

Managing Director (Qld), Barton Deakin (Australia).

Managing Director,Ted O'Brien & Associates.


Description: rural.

Location: coastal and inland region north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.

Area: 1036 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 108 247 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: avocados, ginger, sugar cane, fruit juice, tropical and exotic fruits, dairy and beef cattle, tourism, construction and infrastructure industries.

Miscellaneous Information

Chairman, Australian Republican Movement, 2005-07.

Chairman, Advisory Board for Ronald McDonald House Charities SEQ, 2011-12.

Member, Advisory Board of Queensland Catholic Education, 2011-13.

Founder and Chairman, Generation Innovation.